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What do you feel about 'Tipping'

Travel Forums General Talk What do you feel about 'Tipping'

1. Posted by maba (Inactive 227 posts) 10y

It seems that tipping is an expected part of travel now a days!
Why & when should we tip?

2. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 10y

I always like to tip in bars/cafes/restaurants as I have worked in service myself and know some people do actually live of their tip. Of course if I'm not treated with respect, I do not give any and surprisingly in Spain people often wouldn't even say thanks when I tipped them .
After all tipping within reason for me is a way to show that I appreciate another person's hard work.

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

I think you will find this thread interesting:

Tipping Etiquette

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Tipping is pretty much obligatory here (unless you get really bad service). The salaries of waiters and waitresses can actually be below minimum wage, and the government taxes them for an additional 15% on top of their salary. Tipping above 15% is how you show appreciation for good service.

5. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

Im all up for tipping...having worked in bars and pubs I hate it when Ive gone out of my way and been super nice and they dont leave a tip!!I always leave 10% unless Im in a place where its cutom to leave a bit more. The only time I dont tip is if its really bad service.

6. Posted by maba (Inactive 227 posts) 10y

[quote]I think you will find this thread interesting:
Tipping Etiquette

Thanks Isadora, I have just put my 2 cents worth on that post.
Here's another Tip - No 3 in the Fifth race.

7. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 10y

I think Mr. Pink made some good points as to why tipping is not neccesary. Although I really only tip as a thank you that the waiter didnt spit in my food, since they usually get paid so bad it is sort of a common understaning.

8. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

Its good to tip when you know exactly who is getting the money, Im all for one giving a good tip if Ive had good service and the person has gone out of their way to be pub I worked in had this thing where all the tips were pooled and split between the whole staff...including chefs, management and cleaners....this caused quite some controvosey as the chefs were on 50K a year and yet us lot who were on minimum wage and worked longer hours had to share it with them.....I guess things like that...when you pay for food you expect it to be of a certain standard and that is included in the price so you wouldnt expect to pay any more for extra cooking?!?!?I dunno just personal opinion!

9. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Tipping was alien to me before l went to North America, where it is obligatory more or less. But l agree with the others if the service is good and deserves a tip l will tip but if we are ignored or treated badly (like in a Mexican restaurant in San Fran) l tip accordingly.